Our school offers options to suit our students’ unique learning needs, interests and abilities. All of our courses follow the Alberta Programs of Study. 
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Complementary Courses

Grade 7

Art 7

ART7

Students will continue to learn how to expand their drawing and painting skills through a wide range of materials and projects. They will continue to develop their understanding of perspective, colour, lines, shapes, value, and space, as they work on advertisements for various companies and projects for around the school. Students will also work with a wide range of materials to create functional and decorative art pieces. Materials may include: fashion/textile, clay, plaster, printing, paint and other mixed media.

Band (Instrumental Music) 7

INMUS7

The SJF Music Program is dedicated to the philosophy of fostering a lifelong love and dedication to music. To this end, Band will offer a wide variety of musical experiences. Students will continue to develop their personal and ensemble performance skills on their specific wind or percussion instrument. Our year will include: participation in school concerts, music festivals, out of town overnight band camp, and a tour. Success in music is not an innate skill that only a few possess! Through hard work, dedication, teamwork, responsibility and perseverance, any student of music can be successful. Instrument rental is available from the Calgary Board of Education at a cost of $1. per year. Concerns regarding inability to afford this rental should not prevent students from participating in our program.

CTF Foods 7

FOODS7

Students enrolled in Foods will expand their minds, abilities and taste buds through a global exploration of fresh and healthy cuisine using readily available ingredients. Individuals will expand on what they already know by adding new techniques and cooking methods to their culinary arsenals. They will come to understand the importance and dynamics of budgeting and making positive dietary choices. Each student will first gain a well rounded understanding of the Alberta Food Safety guidelines before embarking on their exciting culinary journeys. Students will learn hands on in their kitchens by being exposed to a variety of resources including live demos, books, magazines, web sites and audio and video resources. Units in this course will include learning how to make: beverages, soups, salads, sauces, appetizers, entrées, desserts and other baked goods. Everything students will make will be from scratch; no processed foods or packages!

Dance 7

DANCE7

Students enrolled in dance will explore various genres of dance including jazz, lyrical, modern, West African, ballet, hip hop and creative movement. In the dance studio students will study the history, anatomy, dance wellness, conditioning, improvisation, technical skills, as well as student/teacher choreography. Dance students will begin to explore how they see themselves as movement artists while working both individually and in a positive group environment

Drama 7

DRAMA7

Students enrolled in drama will have the opportunity to develop their acting abilities, as well as acquire experience with other facets of the discipline. Students will learn how to develop characters, vocally project, create dramatic situations and solve problems. Students will begin to think of their body and voice as tools used to express emotion and feeling. Students will also be given the opportunity to explore script writing, directing, lighting effects, sound effects, make–up, special effects, and backstage design.

Grade 8

Art 8

ART8

Students will continue to learn how to expand their drawing and painting skills through a wide range of materials and projects. They will continue to develop their understanding of perspective, colour, lines, shapes, value, and space, as they work on advertisements for various companies and projects for around the school. Students will also work with a wide range of materials to create functional and decorative art pieces. Materials may include: fashion/textile, clay, plaster, printing, paint and other mixed media.

Band (Instrumental Music) 8

INMUS8

The SJF Music Program is dedicated to the philosophy of fostering a lifelong love and dedication to music. To this end, Band will offer a wide variety of musical experiences. Students will continue to develop their personal and ensemble performance skills on their specific wind or percussion instrument. Our year will include: participation in school concerts, music festivals, out of town overnight band camp, and a tour. Success in music is not an innate skill that only a few possess! Through hard work, dedication, teamwork, responsibility and perseverance, any student of music can be successful. Instrument rental is available from the Calgary Board of Education at a cost of $1. per year. Concerns regarding inability to afford this rental should not prevent students from participating in our program.

CTF Foods 8

FOODS8

Students enrolled in Foods will expand their minds, abilities and taste buds through a global exploration of fresh and healthy cuisine using readily available ingredients. Individuals will expand on what they already know by adding new techniques and cooking methods to their culinary arsenals. They will come to understand the importance and dynamics of budgeting and making positive dietary choices. Each student will first gain a well rounded understanding of the Alberta Food Safety guidelines before embarking on their exciting culinary journeys. Students will learn hands on in their kitchens by being exposed to a variety of resources including live demos, books, magazines, web sites and audio and video resources. Units in this course will include learning how to make: beverages, soups, salads, sauces, appetizers, entrées, desserts and other baked goods. Everything students will make will be from scratch; no processed foods or packages!

Dance 8

DANCE8

Students enrolled in dance will explore various genres of dance including jazz, lyrical, modern, West African, ballet, hip hop and creative movement. In the dance studio students will study the history, anatomy, dance wellness, conditioning, improvisation, technical skills, as well as student/teacher choreography. Dance students will begin to explore how they see themselves as movement artists while working both individually and in a positive group environment

Drama 8

DRAMA8

Students enrolled in drama will have the opportunity to develop their acting abilities, as well as acquire experience with other facets of the discipline. Students will learn how to develop characters, vocally project, create dramatic situations and solve problems. Students will begin to think of their body and voice as tools used to express emotion and feeling. Students will also be given the opportunity to explore script writing, directing, lighting effects, sound effects, make–up, special effects, and backstage design.

Grade 9

Art 9

ART9

Students will continue to learn how to expand their drawing and painting skills through a wide range of materials and projects. They will continue to develop their understanding of perspective, colour, lines, shapes, value, and space, as they work on advertisements for various companies and projects for around the school. Students will also work with a wide range of materials to create functional and decorative art pieces. Materials may include: fashion/textile, clay, plaster, printing, paint and other mixed media.

Band (Instrumental Music) 9

INMUS9

The SJF Music Program is dedicated to the philosophy of fostering a lifelong love and dedication to music. To this end, Band will offer a wide variety of musical experiences. Students will continue to develop their personal and ensemble performance skills on their specific wind or percussion instrument. Our year will include: participation in school concerts, music festivals, out of town overnight band camp, and a tour. Success in music is not an innate skill that only a few possess! Through hard work, dedication, teamwork, responsibility and perseverance, any student of music can be successful. Instrument rental is available from the Calgary Board of Education at a cost of $1. per year. Concerns regarding inability to afford this rental should not prevent students from participating in our program.

CTF Foods 9

FOODS9

Students enrolled in Foods will expand their minds, abilities and taste buds through a global exploration of fresh and healthy cuisine using readily available ingredients. Individuals will expand on what they already know by adding new techniques and cooking methods to their culinary arsenals. They will come to understand the importance and dynamics of budgeting and making positive dietary choices. Each student will first gain a well rounded understanding of the Alberta Food Safety guidelines before embarking on their exciting culinary journeys. Students will learn hands on in their kitchens by being exposed to a variety of resources including live demos, books, magazines, web sites and audio and video resources. Units in this course will include learning how to make: beverages, soups, salads, sauces, appetizers, entrées, desserts and other baked goods. Everything students will make will be from scratch; no processed foods or packages! Grade 9 students also have the opportunity to participate in Café Foods, which focuses on the skill of culinary arts and participation in our cafeteria.

CTF Foods 9A

FOODS9A

Grade 9 students also have the opportunity to participate in Café Foods. This class focuses on the skill of culinary arts: increasing students’ cooking repertoire to include catering for large groups of people - including practicing these skills in our school cafeteria!

Dance 9

DANCE9

Students enrolled in dance will explore various genres of dance including jazz, lyrical, modern, West African, ballet, hip hop and creative movement. In the dance studio students will study the history, anatomy, dance wellness, conditioning, improvisation, technical skills, as well as student/teacher choreography. Dance students will begin to explore how they see themselves as movement artists while working both individually and in a positive group environment

Drama 9

DRAMA9

Students enrolled in drama will have the opportunity to develop their acting abilities, as well as acquire experience with other facets of the discipline. Students will learn how to develop characters, vocally project, create dramatic situations and solve problems. Students will begin to think of their body and voice as tools used to express emotion and feeling. Students will also be given the opportunity to explore script writing, directing, lighting effects, sound effects, make–up, special effects, and backstage design.

Music 9

MUSIC9

Learn about and understand the history and cultural significance of West African Rhythms played on hand drums (djembés). We work together as a group to master performance techniques and experiment with varying degrees of complexity of new rhythms. Other potential musical opportunities include guitar, other percussion instruments and more!

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